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Stimulating Creativity in Building Design Education: Introducing Experts and C-K‘s C-Projectors

Stimulating Creativity in Building Design Education: Introducing Experts and C-K‘s C-Projectors

Year: 2012

Section: Design Creativity Methods and Integration

Editor: Duffy, A.; Nagai, Y.; Taura, T.

Author: W. Zeiler

Section: Design Creativity Methods and Integration

Pages: 335-342

Abstract

In order to support creative team design in the conceptual building design phase, a design method was developed: integral design. Integral design uses morphological charts, which are made by the individual designers from different disciplines, and which are than transformed into a design team‘s morphological overview. The Concept-Knowledge theory by Hatcheul and Weil was used to focuss on specific integral design process steps and to implement techniques to stimulate creativity within the design process. Concept-projectors, as used in the Knowledge-Concepts-Proposition workshops based on the Concept-Knowledge theory, were applied in addition to the steps of integral design process. In 2011 and 2012 this approach was tested in two series of workshops, existing of 4 different sessions, for master students from different disciplines. In one of the sessions of the workshops another invention was tested to stimulate the creativity of the student design teams: the introduction of a professional into the design team. Only the interventions with the Concept-projectors had a significant positive effect and led to a major increase of the number of generated functions and sub-solutions. This showed that the used C-projectors stimulated the creativity of the design teams.

Keywords: integral design, morphology, C-K theory, C-constructs

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ds conferenceICDC 2012: The 2nd International Conference on Design Creativity

ICDC 2012: The 2nd International Conference on Design CreativityDesign Creativity is an important and interesting topic of study in design. Since it involves the profound and essential nature of design, design creativity is expected to be a key in not only addressing the social problems that we are facing, but also producing an innate appreciation for beauty and happiness in our minds. In order to elucidate the nature of design creativity, the following issues are being studied: - Cognitive processes underlying design creativity - Computational models of design...

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